The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday met with the leadership of the 18 political parties at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja ahead of the 2023 general elections.
The Chairman of INEC, Mahmood Yakubu, at the first meeting of the commission this year presented the 2023 voter register to the parties.
The 2023 voter register was presented to the political parties as required by the 2022 Electoral Act.
Leaders of political parties in attendance include, leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the Labour Party (LP), and the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), amongst others.
The commission presented a voter register containing 93,469,008 registered voters for the 2023 general elections.
The voter distribution also reveals that 44,414,846 registered voters are females, and 49,054,162 are males.
In the total registered voters, the number of young people between the ages of 18 and 34 stood at 37,060,399, representing 39.65% of total registered voters while the elderly between the ages of 50 and 69 stood at 17,700,270, representing 18.94% of the total registered voters.
Yakubu speaking at the meeting said with the presentation of the voter register, the commission has successfully implemented 11 out of the 14 activities scheduled for the 2023 general elections.
According to him, every other arrangement is going on smoothly including the distribution of Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs).
The commission also noted that it is not contemplating postponing the 2023 general elections.